Jim Pomeroy (artist)
James C. Pomeroy (March 21, 1945 Reading, Pennsylvania – April 6, 1992, Arlington, Texas) was an American artist whose practice spanned a variety of media including performance art, sound art, photography, installation art, sculpture, and video art.
Pomeroy moved from Texas to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1968 and received his MA (1971) and MFA (1972) from the University of California at Berkeley. In the 1970s and 1980s he was a prominent figure in the performance art activity associated with Bay Area conceptual art. He co-founded the artist-run space 80 Langton Street (later New Langton Arts). In 1999 on the occasion of New Langton Arts' 25th anniversary, they organized a posthumous Jim Pomeroy retrospective, catalogue, and website.
The Jim Pomeroy Archive is located at the Center for Creative Photography at The University of Arizona.
- Loeffler, Carl E.; Tong, Darlene. Performance Anthology: Source Book of California Performance Art. Last Gasp, 1987 (Google Books). ISBN 978-0-86719-366-4. Retrieved 2010-09-19.
- The list of Archives
- Pomeroy, Jim. Rushmore - Another Look: Surveying the American icon: Celebrating America's bicentennial. San Francisco Art Institute: San Francisco, 1976.
- Pomeroy, Jim. Miscellaneous notes on music, stereography, and performance, Jim Pomeroy: San Francisco, 1980.
- Pomeroy, Jim. Light at the Opera/Composition in Deep, High Performance #17-18, Spring-Summer 1982
- Pomeroy, Jim. APOLLO JEST: An American mythology (in depth), Blind Snake Blues Press: San Francisco, 1983.
- Pomeroy, Jim. Like a Razor Blade to a Razor Blade Company: Technology, Profit, and the Friendly User at the Cutting Edge, Afterimage, April 1984.
- Pomeroy, Jim. Stereo Views, Light Work: Syracuse, 1988. ISBN 9999059198 
- Pomeroy, Jim. Black Box S-Thetix: Labor, Research and Survival in the He[art] of the Beast, Technoculture: edited by Constance Penley and Andrew Ross, University of Minnesota Press, Spring 1991.
- Alpert, Richard. South of the Slot, October - November 1974, Richard Alpert: San Francisco, 1974. ASIN: B002SDIA3G
- Roth, Moira. Toward A History of California Performance, ARTS magazine, 1978.
- Rickey, Carrie. Jim Pomeroy at Artists Space, Artforum, 1979.
- Foley, Suzanne. Space Time Sound, Conceptual Art in the San Francisco Bay Area: The 1970s. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1981. ISBN 0-295-95879-0
- Krane, Susan, ed.Jim Pomeroy, 3-D photos: January 9-January 31, 1981, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, New York, 1981. ISBN 0-914782-37-1
- Jan, Alfred. Jim Pomeroy: Winner of Our Dis-content, High Performance #35, 1986.
- Tamblyn, Christine. Machine Dreams, Afterimage, 1988.
- Montano, Linda. Performance Artists Talking in the Eighties. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000. ISBN 978-0-520-21022-6
- Druckery, Timothy and Nadine Lemmon, ed. For a Burning World Is Come to Dance Inane: Essays by and about Jim Pomeroy. Critical Press Inc., 1993
- Miller, Susan and Paul DeMarinis, ed. Jim Pomeroy: A Retrospective, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, 1999. ISBN 0-9627010-2-5
- Di Rosa, Rene, ed. Local Color: The di Rosa Collection of Contemporary California Art, Chronicle Books: San Francisco, 1999. ISBN 0-8118-2376-8
- Schimmel, Paul and Lisa Gabrielle Mark, eds. Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974-1981, Prestel USA, 2011. ISBN 3-7913-5139-7
- Jim Pomeroy memorial website
- Jim Pomeroy's video "Tiananmen Tango" (1989) on YouTube
- Tellus #22 (1988) Tellus Audio Cassette Magazine, UbuWeb
- Essay on Jim Pomeroy by Paul DeMarinis
- The Avenger in Afterimage, September 1999
- Selected photographs in Light Work Collection
- Selected Works in Berkeley Art Museum collection
- Jim Pomeroy's works in the collection of University of Niagara, Niagara Falls, New York
- Jim Pomeroy/MATRIX 13 1978 Berkeley Art Museum exhibition brochure
- Jim Pomeroy MATRIX 1978, Wadsworth Atheneum exhibition brochure
- Berkeley Art Museum on Bay Area Conceptual Art
- Continuo's web log
- This Public Address blog post
- SFMOMA Open Space blog post
- Listen to the Rhythm of the Reign at LA MOCA
- Performance at The Kitchen, 1981